home is never too far away

Posted on Jun 6, 2010 in architecture, buildings, shanghai, urbanism | One Comment

I went to a party a couple nights ago at Maria and Olivier’s apartment near People’s Square. Maria is a friend of Paul’s from school. Olivier is her boyfriend. Maria is Bulgarian. Olivier is French…so French that they have a cat named Napoleon. They also seem to be a hub of international activity. People from ...

you cannot stop our urbanism!

Posted on Jun 3, 2010 in architecture, people, shanghai, urbanism | No Comments

The title of today’s entry comes from a lecture delivered at Georgia Tech by the director of CAUD (Center for Architecture and Urban Design) at Tongji University in Shanghai. (Tongji also happens to be our partner in the Hongzhou Bay New Town competition.) At the time, I was pretty sure that there was some sort ...